I’ve received a summons in the mail, what happens next?
An initial appearance is the first time that you see a Judge.
If you have been held in custody an initial appearance must be held within 24 hours.
You are advised that you have a right to an attorney, if you are not able to afford an attorney a public defender will be appointed, you also have the right to hire a private attorney to assist you with your matter.
At this hearing you will be seen before a Judge and he will let you know why you have been summons to be at court and what the presumptive charges are.
Release conditions will be established at this hearing, which you will have to follow and abide by.
The court will issue a new court date in approximately 30 days.